Nitrous Oxide Psychosedation: Certification Course

This course is also approved for certification and training for dental auxiliaries in Florida, as per Florida Board of Dentistry Rule 64B5-14.004; Dental Assistants And Dental Hygienists may monitor nitrous-oxide inhalation analgesia under the direct supervision of a permitted dentist under the following conditions: 1) Satisfactory completion of no less than a two-day course of training as described in the American Dental Associations’ “Guidelines for Teaching and Comprehensive Control of Pain and Anxiety in Dentistry” or its equivalent, and 2) Maintenance of competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. (Also approved in Georgia).

Course Description

Nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation properly administered to the conscious child or adult provides an important adjunctive aid to the management of the apprehensive patient. This course is designed to prepare the general dentist and auxiliary to use nitrous oxide psychosedation confidently in the office environment. The didactic and clinical instruction will give the participant a step-by-step procedural approach for the control of anxiety in the conscious patient. The structure of the program will follow the guidelines for an approved office inhalation analgesia course as required by both Florida and Georgia Boards of Dentistry. To meet American Dental Association guidelines, twelve hours of this course will consist of a review of the instructional material, in a home-study format. A pre- and post-test will be given for certification.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participant should:

  1. Know the history and characteristics of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  2. Know the basic respiratory physiology, including the uptake and distribution of gases
  3. Know the states of anesthesia and phases of State I Anesthesia
  4. Know the pharmacology, and physiology of Nitrous Oxide
  5. Know the indications, contraindications, and complications of inhalation analgesia
  6. Know the characteristics of the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen delivery system
  7. Know a clinical protocol for the use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

*Due to concern for your health and welfare, pregnant women cannot participate in the clinical portion of this course, and therefore may not receive certification.

Prerequisites – Due the Monday prior to the course.

  •  Read and study textbook

Required reading: “Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4e” by Morris Clark and Ann Burnick.

Available through:

Amazon

Elsevier

  • Since we want each of you to feel completely confident and competent administering/monitoring N2O at the conclusion of the course, you will have the opportunity to practice both as an operator and a patient. Therefore, we need you to complete the following UF College of Dentistry patient paperwork prior to the start of the course.

• Complete UFCD Medical Questionnaire and Rx Forms(All participants are expected to practice as both a patient and an operator)
• Copy of completed UF HIPAA and Confidentiality Statement
• Copy of completed Authorization Form

Please email to ce@dental.ufl.edu or fax to 352-294-5594 by the Monday before your course starts on Friday.  Don’t hesitate to contact us at 352-273-8480 should you have questions.

Faculty

Gainesville Sessions

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
    1395 Center Drive
    Gainesville, FL 32610
  • Map and directions to the UF College of Dentistry in Gainesville

Seminole Sessions

  • Thomas Porter, DMD, Clinical Associate Professor & Program Director, Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency Faculty Website
    • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”
  • UF St. Petersburg Dental Center
    University Partnership Center at St. Petersburg College
    9200 113th St. N
    Seminole, FL 33772
  • Map and directions to UF College of Dentistry in St. Petersburg

Continuing Education Units

20 contact hours. Participation

Hands-on CourseHands-On Workshop

Course Limit

  • 30 participants

Thanks

Continuing Education at UFCD wishes to express its appreciation to Porter Instruments for unrestricted educational grants, which helped, in part, to make this course possible.

Registration
Fees
Team Discount available Team Discount Available
  • Breakfast on Saturday is included.
  • Textbook NOT included.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $799 $749
Auxiliaries $599 $549
Dates Location Course # AGD
April 21-22, 2017 Seminole, FL 180011.02 163
November 3-4, 2017 Seminole, FL 180011.03 163
January 12-13, 2018 Gainesville, FL 180276.01 163
April 20-21, 2018 Seminole, FL 180276.02 163
November 9-10, 2018 Seminole, FL 180276.03 163